The Wellness Center was founded on and continues to prioritize providing an academically-based experience for UW-Parkside students, in addition to serving UW-Parkside faculty/staff, alumni and a diverse population of community members. The HESM department offers courses specialized in wellness programming, which in part, utilize the Wellness Center.
HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness
HESM 271/171 Wellness Lab
These courses are designed to assist students in attaining responsibility for their own "wellness" through assessment of their lifestyles, as well as development and implementation of a personal fitness/wellness program. Students who enroll in HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness must also concurrently enroll in HESM 271 Wellness Lab; after which they may enroll in HESM 171 or purchase a membership.
For those students enrolled in HESM 271/171, pre-assessment/orientation and post-assessment are required. In addition, grading is subject to the number of visits acquired over the course of the semester.
All UW-Parkside students are required to complete HESM 270/271 before purchasing a membership.